SearchCap: The Day In Search, September 25, 2008

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

From Search Engine Land:

  • Google Launches Yahoo-Google Facts Site
    Google has launched a new informational site designed to tell its story about why there’s no need to fear an ad partnership between it and Yahoo. Within the site, you’ll lots of information about the deal except for one key fact: when exactly does it start? The launch of…
  • How To Walk A Mile In A Search Engine’s Shoes
    Small business owners are often curious, and sometimes desperate, to understand why their web sites are doing well — or doing poorly — when it comes to search engine visibility. Online forums and message boards are filled with questions like “Why is my competitor outranking me?”, “Why doesn’t my…
  • Google Moderator (AKA Dory) Launches
    Last night Google released Google Moderator, a tool to organize “tech talks” or question and answer sessions. It is a free service that Google used internally, but now made public. Matt Cutts said Google calls this application Dory “after the fish who asked questions all the time in Finding Nemo).”…
  • New Virtual Earth Features, APIs & 3D Tools
    Microsoft has announced three new enhancements to their mapping solutions with Virtual Earth. The first are new features in Live Search Maps. The second is a new Virtual Earth Web Service and Virtual Earth Map Control 6.2. The third is a new version of Microsoft Virtual Earth 3D and 3DVia….
  • Video Search Hacks For Checking Competitors
    There are plenty of analytics tools available to help you measure traffic to your collection of videos. These range from the straightforward stats supplied by YouTube Insight to the complex dashboards available from TubeMogul. One area where we’ve not seen much progress is competitor analysis. In conventional search marketing,…
  • SMX East: Looking At Search & The US Presidential Campaign
    Our SMX East search marketing conference is coming up fast — Oct. 6-8 in New York — and I’m going to be highlighting some sessions we’re having in the run-up to the event. First up is a late breaking entry: Search & The US Presidential Campaign. By several accounts,…

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About The Author: is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio over here.

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